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Nineteen Black Hawk county men charged with federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses



This news story was published on July 19, 2017.
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Federal courthouse, Northern District of Iowa in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Nineteen Black Hawk County men have been charged with federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses. The charges are contained in five indictments unsealed today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.

In one indictment, Naiqondis Maurice Spates, age 32, Devonte Denterrio Jenkins, age 25, and Gary Lind Krueger, age 70, all from Waterloo, Iowa, were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and other drug trafficking offenses.

In a second indictment, Alston Ray Campbell, Jr., age 34, Alston Ray Campbell, Sr., age 63, William Marcellus Campbell, age 42, Willie Junior Carter, age 44, Alexander Martin, age 49, John Dwayne Phillips, 49, and Darius Fontaine Shears, age 30, all from Waterloo, Iowa, were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and other drug trafficking offenses. Shears was also charged with possessing a firearm as a felon.

In a third indictment, Keylynn Landon Goldsmith, age 31, Ronald Corey, age 60, Corey Demarcus Jones, age 36, Michael Earl Snow, age 40, Melvin Maurice Grubbs, age 35, Deon Marcell Goldsmith, age 36, all from Waterloo, Iowa, and Gregory Porter Washington, age 38, from Evansdale, Iowa, were charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and other drug trafficking offenses.

In additional indictments, Durius Antwan Davis, age 25, from Waterloo, Iowa, was charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon, and Johnston Phillips, age 64, from Waterloo, Iowa, was charged with possessing a firearm as a felon and distributing cocaine base.

All defendants face a maximum term of imprisonment of at least twenty years. Some face a maximum term of life imprisonment.

Alston Campbell Jr., Alston Campbell Sr., William Campbell, Carter, Corey, Davis, Deon Goldsmith, Grubbs, Jenkins, Jones, Krueger, Martin, Johnston Phillips, Snow, Spates, and Washington appeared today in federal court in Cedar Rapids and were held in custody pending detention hearings on July 24, 2017.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ravi T. Narayan and Emily K. Nydle and were investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Waterloo Police Department, the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, the Cedar Falls Police Department, the Cedar Rapids Police Department, the Iowa City Police Department, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol.

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7 Responses to Nineteen Black Hawk county men charged with federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Can we finally be done with the race issue?? With the profiling issue?? It’s blatantly clear what race these losers are but God forbid anyone acknowledges it or they are a racist. Or is this society’s fault and they are forced into a life of crime because they have not been given the opportunity that white people have been given? Let’s not forget about the white woman shot by a Muslim cop in the Cities and not one person marched or stopped traffic. Political correctness has destroyed society and this new generation of flaming, unemployed, breast feeding cry babies is contributing to it all.

    • bodacious Reply Report comment

      July 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      And a large number of them support Donald Trump and his corrupt cabinet.

      • Peter Reply Report comment

        July 20, 2017 at 1:38 pm

        Damorats everyone of them. Hilary;s night time squeeze.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 20, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Were still number 1 here in worth county or so they say.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 20, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Greyhounders from michigan and illinois – those two state are broke so the government ships them to state that still have some welfare money left – Iowa is actually billions of dollars in the red but no one seems to care – digging a hole for hazardous waste material – known to Iowa residents as pig shit. You fellers south of Leroy In Mitchell county are about to receive 2 humongus hog farrowing operations – their taking core samples of the soil as we speak . Thought you county was stinky before – with an average of 6 ft of topsoil your aquifers could be poisoned at a faster pace than normal — but you already know this. New 80 million dollar gas pipeline -(taxpayer funded) is a dream of your county supervisor Stan Walk.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 19, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Yowsuh! We dindu nuffin.

  5. Allen Reply Report comment

    July 19, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Good catch, should send them all to Gitmo.